We - a family of four (2 parents, 2 kids aged 3.5 and 1.5) - stayed at Ocean Plaza for two weeks from Jan 7 to 20. Travelling with such young kids, I was a little worried reading so many negative reviews about the "unbearable" noise. Yes, we did pack those earplugs with us! (And no, we had no plans to go partying!)
The reason I say we were during the worst time is because during the first week that we stayed there, Blue Parrot and Coco Maya - two massive night clubs right next door - were hosting BPM (beats per minute), a large international house music event. It lasted for a week with various djs playing every night and thousands of people attending. Official hours for the clubs were listed as 10pm to 6am, but in reality the sound checks started at about 7pm and the last "dance" seemed to be at around 7:30am. BUT the walls did not move, the lamps did not shake, and nothing was falling off the shelves (that’s to address concerns expressed by some previous reviewers). No, the noise was like deep “dun dun dun” kind of sound, annoying, but not much more than that. The kids slept right through, and while it bothered me the first night or two, by the third night I had totally “adjusted”. And the second week of our stay, when the festival was over, the noise from the night clubs did not bother us at all. To put in differently, if you’ve ever stayed at an all-inclusive resort somewhere else in the Caribbean, near to the night club where they blast Latin dance music all night, the electronic sounds from the nightclubs near Ocean Plaza are way more tolerable!
And the fact that this condo building is right on the beach is fantastic (whether your windows face the ocean or not). Great vacation, and we’d definitely stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Plaza Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Ocean Plaza Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico